Luzerner Zeitung, December 2018:
Thierry Fischer, for example, emphasized the still striking modernity of Berlioz’s program music – with rapid tempos and energetic accents that transformed the colorful orchestra into a gigantic drumbeat.
Le Temps, December 2018:
Energy, enthusiasm and power of conviction: the qualities of the former flutist found in the orchestral direction the instrument to express them and the space to develop them. It was from memory that he seized Berlioz’s Symphonie “Fantastique”, Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto and Isang Yun’s Muak for Orchestra, given in Swiss premiere.
Tribune de Geneve, November 2018:
…our first glimpse of this stunning orchestra. The care they took with the sound quality, the musicality of the phrases, and the supple articulation was even more in evidence later on in the programme, during the monumental expressionism of Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique. Here one could hear the way the Seoul musicians used their refined sound (particularly from the strings) to create a tumult of contrasting effects, variety of texture and of musical ambiance.